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April 17, 2014, 1:00pm / 141

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Soldiers from the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, SC National Guard, during the Carolina Maneuvers/1942

With the “triangularization” of National Guard units in 1942, after the start of the United States entry into World War II, the 118th would detach from the 30th Infantry Division and be assigned to security duty in Iceland. The 118th would also receive campaign credit for their service in Northern France and the Rhineland, after being staged in England throughout most of 1944 for preparation to battle German forces.

Soldiers from the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, SC National Guard, during the Carolina Maneuvers/1942

With the “triangularization” of National Guard units in 1942, after the start of the United States entry into World War II, the 118th would detach from the 30th Infantry Division and be assigned to security duty in Iceland. The 118th would also receive campaign credit for their service in Northern France and the Rhineland, after being staged in England throughout most of 1944 for preparation to battle German forces.

(Source: Flickr / thenationalguard)

April 17, 2014, 12:00pm / 20

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A victim of Nordhausen, c. 1945

A victim of Nordhausen, c. 1945

(Source: Flickr / louisepalanker)

April 15, 2014, 4:00pm / 19

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Propaganda from New South Wales, 1942

Propaganda from New South Wales, 1942

(Source: Flickr / state-records-nsw)

April 15, 2014, 3:00pm / 52

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Former prisoners liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp cheer at the raising of the Stars and Stripes, April 1945.

Former prisoners liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp cheer at the raising of the Stars and Stripes, April 1945.

(Source: Flickr / thenationalguard)

April 15, 2014, 2:00pm / 96

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I told everybody: “I’m not going to march to the prison camp. If I have to die, I’m going to die in the attempt or I’ll die free. But, I’m not going to go in prison camp, no glory in being a prisoner.”

We were taught [that] you had a moral, legal, and ethical responsibility if you were ever captured, that you should make an attempt to escape and if that attempt was successful, you had to continue to resist to your enemy, until such time as you could re-join friendly forces. That’s the way it was taught to us, every time they read the Articles of War to us. So, I’ve tried to fulfill that. I enlisted voluntarily and I felt I had a responsibility and I tried to fulfill it.

Pvt. Leon Beck/31st Infantry Batallion, in an interview with PBS.

He was a POW for fourteen days until he escaped from the Death March with the help of Filipinos. He then fought against the Japanese with several different guerrilla outfits until American forces returned to Luzon in January, 1945.

(Source: pbs.org)

April 15, 2014, 1:00pm / 38

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87-year-old Ike Sims of Atlanta, Georgia photographed with his “In Service” signs signifying his eleven sons in the service during the Great War, c.1918

87-year-old Ike Sims of Atlanta, Georgia photographed with his “In Service” signs signifying his eleven sons in the service during the Great War, c.1918

(Source: Flickr / usnationalarchives)

April 15, 2014, 12:00pm / 71

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Crowds at Times Square holding up Extras telling about the signing of the Armistice. The Government report that the news was not true did not stop the celebration. Western Newspaper Union., 11/07/1918

Crowds at Times Square holding up Extras telling about the signing of the Armistice. The Government report that the news was not true did not stop the celebration. Western Newspaper Union., 11/07/1918

(Source: Flickr / usnationalarchives)

April 14, 2014, 5:00pm / 31

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